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allergic encephalomyelitis

noun

medical Definition of allergic encephalomyelitis

: encephalomyelitis produced by an allergic response following the introduction of an antigenic substance into the body; specifically : experimental allergic encephalomyelitis
  • The mouse disease is called chronic allergic encephalomyelitis, and is widely used for studying MS [multiple sclerosis] and potential treatments.
  • —Thomas H. Maugh IIThe Los Angeles Times6 Mar. 2000

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